2019 Spring Affair Sign-Up

2019 Spring Affair Volunteer Sign-Up

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum's Spring Affair features more than 700 varieties of plants, garden talks, concessions and vendors all under the same roof. Plants, perennials, herbs, native plants, temperennials and vines are selected for regional suitability, uniqueness and demand all provided by Bluebird Nursery, Inc. Trees and shrubs are from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. For more information, please visit https://plantnebraska.org/connect/events/spring-affair.html .

 

Volunteers:

Thank you for your help and contributions to the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum plant sale! Shifts will range between Wednesday, April 24th and Saturday, April 27th. Volunteers may sign up for two shifts maximum, and must be 18 or older. The event times are as follows:

Friday, April 26th 

      3pm-4pm: Volunteer Sale

      6pm-9pm: Preview Party

Saturday, April 27th

      9am-2pm: Spring Affair plant sale

Location: 

   Lancaster Event Center- Pavillion 1

    4100 N. 84th St. Lincoln, NE

      *free parking in Pavilion 1 lot*

If you have any questions about Spring Affair, volunteering or becoming a vendor please contact:

Jaycee Stephens - [email protected]

Created by:   Jaycee Stephens
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT) Available Slot
04/24/2019 (Wed.) Logistics  12:00pm - 3:00pm  

Logistics (6)

Duties include set-up of lecture sites, hanging & posting signs, cleaning floors, plant organization, watering and other necessary tasks. Volunteers in this role will be on their feet frequently.

 
All slots filled
Margaret Klein
Jean Valenta
Carla James
Patte Newman
Deb Kuwamoto
Yulia Tsymbal
04/25/2019 (Thu.) Truck unloading & set-up  8:00am - 12:00pm  

Truck unloading & set-up (12)

Duties include organizing plant tables and unloading/organizing plants. Volunteers in this role will be on their feet frequently.

 
All slots filled
Mary Hays
Judy Meyer
Elaine Booth
B.A. Fisser
Verna Louch
Andrea Kisicki
Glen Louch
George McMillan
Julie Zahn
Paula Luther
Noreen Carpenter
Kristine Reiswig

Logistics (10)

Duties include set-up of lecture sites, hanging & posting signs, cleaning the floors, plant organization, watering and other necessary tasks. Volunteers in this role will be on their feet frequently.

 
All slots filled
Tom Pappas
Carol Ochsner
Pat Killion Powell
Ray Bloomquist
Betty Bloomquist
Nicole Bloomquist
Julie Moore
Joan Larson
Lou Mittan
Carla Holland
Logistics  10:00am - 2:00pm  

Logisitcs (5)

Duties include set-up of lecture sites, hanging & posting signs, cleaning the floors, plant organization, watering and other necessary tasks. Volunteers in this role will be on their feet frequently.

 
All slots filled
Carla James
Carol Finn
Mary Kingery
Marion Carr
Debbie Hedgecock
Truck unloading & set-up  10:00am - 2:00pm  

Truck unloading & set-up (10)

Duties include organizing plant tables and unloading/organizing plant. Volunteers will be on their feet frequently.

 
All slots filled
Margaret Klein
Jayne Dean
Eve Hoffman
B.A. Fisser
Yulia Tsymbal
Colleen Christensen
Karen Creswell
Gary Wells
Susie Filipi
Mary Fallon
04/26/2019 (Fri.) Cashier/Credit Card Assistant  2:00pm - 5:00pm  

Cashier/Credit Card Assistant (5)

Volunteers in this role will assist in the checkout and payment process of the plant sale. Volunteers in this role will be stationary, but will be on their feet frequently. Volunteers must be comfortable with basic math and handling money.

 
All slots filled
Melissa Ripley
Myself and my mom, Gayle Sutter will be running a cash register again.
Carol Rustad
Melinda Rathbun
Susan Siebler
Paula Ashford
Logistics  2:00pm - 5:00pm  

Logistics (4)

Duties include set-up lecture sites, hang signs, plant organization, posting of plant information signs, water plants and other necessary tasks. There may be some tasks that will allow you to sit, but you will be standing a lot.

 
All slots filled
Judy Meyer
Bonnie Brewer
Marion Carr
Marilyn Bechtel
Cashier  5:00pm - 9:30pm  

Cashier (8)

Volunteers in this role will be in the primary role of the check out process. Volunteers must be comfortable working a register & handling money in a fast paced environment. Volunteers in this role will be stationary, but will be on their feet frequently.

 
All slots filled
Melanie Kenyon
Ann Bauers
Elaine Booth
Chris Kafonek
Linda Luebbe
Karen Pullen
Gail Ogden
Nicole Saville
Credit card assistant  5:00pm - 9:30pm  

Credit card assistant (5)

Volunteers in this role will assist cashiers with running credit card payments as well as confirming the correct plant counts during the check out process. Volunteers will be stationary, but will be on their feet frequently.

 
All slots filled
Jean Pedersen
James Luebbe
Marilyn Jensen
Sunshine Metschke
Beth Eckles
Plant Moving  5:00pm - 9:30pm  

Plant Moving (10)

Duties include holding purchased plants in the check out area while Spring Affair attendees are checking out. This assignment is very fast paced and requires organization skills. Volunteers in this role will be on their feet and lifting heavy flats.

 
9 of 10 slots filled
Carol Finn
Lisa Krasser
Yulia Tsymbal
Susan Siebler
Lorraine Urban
Elissa Grendahl
Deborah Brandt
Grace Kisling
Laura Poirier Poirier
Plant sitting/Carry-out  5:00pm - 9:30pm  

Plant Sitting (6)

Volunteers in this role will be helping attendees store their plants before & after purchasing. Volunteers will also be helping attendees carry out their purchases which may require heavy lifting. This role requires volunteers to be on their feet.

 
All slots filled
Pam Nienaber
Sissy Ruley (2)
with Michelle Waite
Sharon Stibal
Paula Petersen
Carole Curry
Ticket writer  5:00pm - 9:30pm  

Ticket writer (8)

Volunteers in this role will be confirming the different sizes of plant pots and quantities that customers are purchasing. Volunteers are stationary, but will be on their feet frequently in this fast paced role.

 
All slots filled
Karen McCluskey
Pam Marco
Terri Lannan
Gail Russell
Nancy Bundy
Marilyn Fenton
Florence Novak
June Edwards
Event host  5:30pm - 9:30pm  

Event host (2)

Volunteers in this role will greet attendees at the entrance to Spring Affair, hand out plant lists, and help to best direct attendees. Volunteers in this role will be stationary, but will be on their feet frequently.

 
All slots filled
Sonja Piper (2)
Vicki Finney Gayle
Plant informant (will not be assigned area)  5:30pm - 9:30pm  

Plant informant (5)

Volunteers will be assigned to a plant category and be on hand to help answer shoppers questions, direct attendees and make plant recommendations, water and tidy plants as needed. Volunteers will be on their feet frequently.

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Ann Renli
Carol Goodding
Roberta Sandhorst
Deb Petsche
04/27/2019 (Sat.) Logistics  7:30am - 11:00am  

Logistics (5)

Duties include set-up lecture sites, hang signs, squeegee the floor, plant organization, posting of plant information signs, watering plants and other necessary tasks. There may be some tasks that will allow you to sit, but you will be standing a lot.

 
All slots filled
Kristine Reiswig
Susan Siebler
Leanna Scott-Timperley
Joan Larson
Emily Herrick
Volunteer check-in/Information booth (Shift I)  7:45am - 12:30pm  

Volunteer check-in (Shift I) (2)

Volunteers will stop here to check in, get their name tags, borrow aprons, and get directions as to where they are supposed to go. One of the members of the planning team should be with you most of the time to assist you with logistical questions.

 
All slots filled
Pam Nienaber
Carol Finn
Plant Moving  8:00am - 12:30pm  

Plant Moving (10)

Duties include holding purchased plants in the check out area while Spring Affair attendees are checking out. This assignment is very fast paced and requires organization skills. Volunteers in this role will be on their feet and lifting heavy flats.

 
All slots filled
Gabrielle Domenge-Geiger
Liz Gillaspie
Laurie Neukirch
Elissa Grendahl
Luann Kobza
Laura Poirier Poirier
Dennis Bakewell
Joan Mendoza-Gorham
claudia davis
Heather Hartman
Ticket writer (Shift I)  8:00am - 12:30pm  

Ticket writer (Shift I) (10)

Volunteers in this role will be confirming the different sizes of plant pots and quantities that customers are purchasing. Volunteers are stationary, but will be on their feet frequently in this fast paced role.

 
All slots filled
Marsha Wagner
Charlene Luethje
Dianne Petersen
Denny Macomber
Linda Krutz
Roy Maurer
Richard Faubel
Joan Dietrich
Julie Batterman
Julie Leach
Cashier   8:00am - 2:00pm  

Cashier (12)

Volunteers in this role will be in the primary role of the check out process. Volunteers must be comfortable working a register & handling money in a fast paced environment. Volunteers in this role will be stationary, but will be on their feet frequently.

 
10 of 12 slots filled
Ann Bauers
Jack Herstein
Karen Pullen
Nancy Staley
karen gilbert
Nancy Staley
Beth Eckles
Janelle McIntyre
Lois Baldwin Baldwin
Greta Gregory
If a spot opens to unload pls put me in that duty. Thanks
Credit card assistant   8:00am - 2:00pm  

Credit card assistant (7)

Volunteers in this role will assist cashiers with running credit card payments as well as confirming the correct plant counts during the check out process. Volunteers will be stationary, but will be on their feet frequently.

 
2 of 7 slots filled
Cindy Snyder
Martha Sturtevant
NSA Booth  8:30am - 12:00pm  

Membership Booth Help (Shift 1)

Staff the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum membership booth to help educate attendees about the organization and becoming a member.

 
Carole Curry
Event host (shift I)  8:30am - 12:30pm  

Event host (shift I) (2)

Volunteers in this role will greet attendees at the entrance to Spring Affair, hand out plant lists, and help to best direct attendees. Volunteers in this role will be stationary, but will be on their feet frequently.

 
All slots filled
Mary Kingery
Andrea Kisicki
Plant informant (plant sections will be assigned) (Shift I)  8:30am - 12:30pm  

Plant informant (8)

Volunteers will be assigned to a plant category and be on hand to help answer shoppers questions, direct attendees and make plant recommendations, water and tidy plants as needed. Volunteers will be on their feet frequently.

 
All slots filled
Kate Gaul
Joyce Pardee
Colleen Geisel
Terri Lannan
Linda Helton
Debbie Hedgecock
Kathy Moore
Craig Hahn
Plant sitting/Carry-out (Shift I)  8:30am - 12:30pm  

Plant sitting/Carry-out (Shift I) (8)

Volunteers in this role will be helping attendees store their plants before & after purchasing. Volunteers will also be helping attendees carry out their purchases which may require heavy lifting. This role requires volunteers to be on their feet.

 
All slots filled
B.A. Fisser
Susan Fertig
Sue Otto
Sue Otto
David Dyke
I have done this assignment in the past, but not in the last couple of years. I am a friend of B.A. Fissure
David Dyke
Cleo Wooten
Dennis McCallister
Traffic controller (Shift I)  8:30am - 12:30pm  

Traffic controller (Shift I) (8)

Volunteers in this role will be confirming the different sizes of plant pots and quantities that customers are purchasing. Volunteers are stationary, but will be on their feet frequently in this fast paced role.

 
All slots filled
Nancy Bundy
David Dyke
Deloy Stark
Sandie Franks
Laura DeKalb
Franklin Roby Roby
Dennis Bakewell
Dorothea Jacobsen
Plant informant (plant sections will be assigned) (Shift II)   12:00pm - 3:00pm  

Plant informant (6)

Volunteers will be assigned to a plant category and be on hand to help answer shoppers questions, direct attendees and make plant recommendations, water and tidy plants as needed. Volunteers will be on their feet frequently.

 
All slots filled
Margaret Klein
Eve Hoffman
Yulia Tsymbal
Ken rousek
Jackie Fredrickson
George Maly
Event host (shift II)  12:00pm - 3:00pm  

Event host (shift II) (2)

Volunteers in this role will greet attendees at the entrance to Spring Affair, hand out plant lists, and help to best direct attendees. Volunteers in this role will be stationary, but will be on their feet frequently.

 
All slots filled
Sissy Ruley
Susie Filipi
NSA Booth  12:00pm - 3:00pm  

Membership Booth Help (Shift 2)

Staff the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum membership booth to help educate attendees about the organization and becoming a member.

 
Mary Kingery
Plant Moving  12:00pm - 3:00pm  

Plant Moving (10)

Duties include holding purchased plants in the check out area while Spring Affair attendees are checking out. This assignment is very fast paced and requires organization skills. Volunteers in this role will be on their feet and lifting heavy flats.

 
4 of 10 slots filled
Carole Curry
Carol Finn
Carol Ochsner
mark marsh
Plant sitting/Carry-out (Shift II  12:00pm - 3:00pm  

Plant Sitting/Carry-out (Shift II) (4)

Volunteers in this role will be helping attendees store their plants before & after purchasing. Volunteers will also be helping attendees carry out their purchases which may require heavy lifting. This role requires volunteers to be on their feet.

 
All slots filled
Cleo Wooten
Terri Lannan
Joan Strong
Phyllis Behrens
Ticket writer (Shift II)  12:00pm - 3:00pm  

Ticket writer (Shift II) (5)

Volunteers in this role will be confirming the different sizes of plant pots and quantities that customers are purchasing. Volunteers are stationary, but will be on their feet frequently in this fast paced role.

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Donita Seiler
Diane Jackson
bertha mesarch
Anne Vidaver
Traffic controller (Shift II)  12:00pm - 3:00pm  

Traffic controller (Shift II) (4)

Volunteers in this role will be confirming the different sizes of plant pots and quantities that customers are purchasing. Volunteers are stationary, but will be on their feet frequently in this fast paced role.

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Nancy Bundy
I can also help with clean up if needed
Carla Holland
Clean Up  1:30pm - 4:00pm  

Clean Up (6)

Clean Up volunteers will move Spring Affair items onto the loading truck and follow the truck back to campus to help unload. MUST be able to drive with valid license and be able to lift heavy items.

 
5 of 6 slots filled
Margo Young
Marion Carr
Sue Schuerman
Jodi Chewakin
Elissa Grendahl


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